Each March, over 100 boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 12 participate in the Tri-Star Basketball Contest. Trophies are award to the contest winners in each age bracket and gender. The contest includes passing, dribbling, and shooting.
All the kids get a basketball, goodie bag, and sometimes get an appearance from “Rudy Flyer”.
This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday March 14, 2020 at Watts Middle School Gym – click the link below to download a flyer with all the information about the event:
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One Ohio Contestant to win $3500 scholarship!
TOPIC: “How my Best Brings out the Best in Others”
Cincinnati contest to be held at West Chester Library March 22nd 5pm
Northeast Ohio contest to be held at Strongville BW3’s April 9th 12:30pm
Columbus and Centerville Dates and Locations TBD (Late March/early April)
Local contest winners will advance to Ohio District competition May 6th or 7th where the Ohio District winner will receive a $3500 scholarship.
Please contact me if you know of any organizations or individuals who can help promote this event, or feel free to forward this link to them. Currently, only two other clubs in the entire state are holding contests so this is a great opportunity for a young student to win a sizable scholarship. The C.C.D.H.H. is an annual contest held by the Ohio Optimists, along with our Essay and Oratorical Contests which are all announced in late August or early September. We have been struggling getting Optimist clubs in Ohio to participate in the C.C.D.H.H. as there are difficulties in finding students that qualify and who are interested in participating. We would like to get more people and organizations aware of this event so that more students throughout the state will take advantage of this great opportunity.
Looking for high school students with 40 decibel hearing loss to compete in 4-5 minute communication contest delivered by voice or ASL or some combination. For more details and contest rules, visit: http://www.optimist.org/e/member/scholarships2.cfm
Are you an ASL interpreter looking for a volunteer opportunity? We’d love to have you judge the students.
Questions please email Heather Craaybeek firstname.lastname@example.org 513-441-9648
The Centerville Noon Optimist Club supports Optimist International by conducting the annual Margaret Barclay Memorial Oratorical Contest. This contest provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop important public speaking skills. Any student is eligible to participate who is under the age of 19 as of October 1st and lives in Centerville/Washington Township and/or attends Centerville City Schools, Incarnation Catholic School, Alter High School, Miami Valley School, Spring Valley Academy, or Dayton Christian School.
Contestants deliver a speech between four and five minutes in length on the assigned topic at regular club meetings in February. Two winners from the Club contest advance to the Zone competition, and then may advance to the finals at the District levels (District Regionals and Great Ohio District). At the Great Ohio District level, one winner will receive a $3,500 scholarship, second place will receive a $2,000 scholarship, and third place will receive a $1,500 scholarship. The Winner, sponsored by the Great Ohio District, will advance to the World Championships in St. Louis July 15-17, 2020, for an opportunity to earn nearly $25,000 in scholarship monies.
The topic for 2020, determined by Optimist International, is “Just iMagine a World without Boundaries.”
Click here for the application and complete contest rules, and for inspiration visit the Optimist International Oratorical World Championship.
For more information or to submit an application form:
c/o Washington-Centerville Public Library
111 W. Spring Valley Rd.
Centerville, OH 45458
Optimist International, with funding from the Optimist International Foundation, sponsors an essay contest with a grand prize of a $3,500 scholarship to the Ohio District winner. Boys and girls under the age of 19 are invited to submit an essay on a pre-assigned topic during the months of January and February each year. One winner will advance to zone and then the finals at the district. The Essay Contest is sponsored by Centerville Noon Optimist Club to give young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which we live. The approach can encompass a young person’s personal experience, the experience of their country or a more historical perspective. In additional to developing skills for written expression, participants also have the opportunity to win a college scholarship.
Submissions for the 2019-2020 school year have come to a close. Check here towards the end of 2020 for information on the topic for the 2020-2021 school year!
Contest Chairperson – Kelly George
Touching Hearts at Home
4625 Far Hills Avenue
Kettering, OH 45429
Annually for the 4th of July, Centerville Noon Optimists help sponsor the Americana Festival. For more than 25 years, approximately 50 volunteers help facilitate the 5K race and staff a booth on North Main Street. Members look forward to greeting friends and neighbors during this festival and recruiting new members. The Optimists have been known to host Root Beer Float stands, Slushie Stands and event help sponsor Alex’s Lemonade Stand to help eliminate childhood cancer.
On a Saturday in May, we promote Safety on Wheels with a bicycle rodeo in conjunction with the Centerville Police Department’s bicycle check. A committee of 20 to 25 members conduct the bicycle rodeo with our local police officers doing the bicycle checks. There will be raffle prizes, helmets and gifts available. All ages of children are invited to join in for the safety and fun.
NOTE NEW DAY AND DATE TIME FOR 2020!
Our 2020 Safety on Wheels Event will be held on Sunday May 17th from 12 Noon TO 3PM at Miami Valley South Hospital (RAIN OR SHINE).
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO BRAVED THE RAINY MORNING AND CAME OUT TO OUR 2019 EVENT! EVEN WITH “LIQUID SUNSHINE” A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL – ESPECIALLY THE KIDS…
Photos from our 2019 event are here
Each year we hold our Tri-Star Soccer competition activity. It is for boys and girls 13 years old and under. Participants will be tested on dribbling, shooting, passing, punting and juggling skills. Trophies are awarded to the winners in each age group, but the emphasis is more on fun than just competition.
Come and join us on a Saturday in September (2020 date and event details coming soon) for a fun family event of free soccer and fellowship with all the kids.
In mid-October, on a Tuesday and Wednesday evening*, our Club, in connection with the Centerville-Washington Township Parks District sponsors a Haunted Trail Halloween free event. This activity requires the effort of 25-30 Club members each night that will participate as trail guides and staff a Fright Station. Youths between the ages of 8 and 16 travel the trail to enjoy the Halloween season
* Check back here at the end of summer 2020 for the date(s) and location of the 2020 Haunted Trail event!
More than 50 children are diagnosed with cancer everyday in America. Finding a cure to this intolerable disease is a major effort funded by Optimist International. Centerville Noon Optimists take this challenge personally by providing annual funding to Dayton Children Medical Center oncology/hematology department. We also host and fund an annual “Build A Bear” event for more than 70 cancer stricken kids. Providing care giver breakfasts and hosting the Annual Tee Off for Youth Golf Outing provides support, hope and care to many children in our community.